Video PUBLISHED: 14:49 08 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:49 08 June 2019 Snowball fight during filming of Jingle Jangle in Elm Hill Credit: James Randle Archant Visitors to Norwich last week were in for a surprise with snow covering the rooftops on a historic city street. Filming of Jingle Jangle in Elm Hill Credit: @littletravellingbug InstagramChristmas came early in Elm Hill as it was transformed into a Victorian winter scene for the filming of Netflix musical Jingle Jangle.The festive film, which will be uploaded over Christmas 2020, stars Forest Whitaker, whose credits include The Last King Of Scotland and Black Panther, as a toymaker as he struggles to get his magical new invention to work in time for Christmas. It has been produced by singer John Legend and directed by David E. Talbert and filming is taking place across the UK over 12 weeks.Over 80 local extras took part in filming, which lasted from Monday to Friday, and were spotted having a snowball fight with Whitaker. … [Read more...] about All the pictures as Jingle Jangle filming comes to Norwich
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The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
A new six-part PBS series that premieres Wednesday is not a response to current events. “The Dictator’s Playbook” is a history series that tells the life stories of six bad and brutal men: North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Italy’s Benito Mussolini, Panama’s Manuel Noriega, Spain’s Francisco Franco and Uganda’s Idi Amin. But it does seem especially timely. And it goes beyond biography to explore the lingering, crippling effects dictatorship can have on a nation and its people. It highlights the tactics dictators use to gain and hold power: creating a cult of personality, controlling the secret police, using violence, creating a culture of fear, controlling the elites, using propaganda. “The Dictator’s Playbook” was produced by TPT and Toronto-based Cream Productions. We spoke with Michael Rosenfeld, TPT’s vice president for national programming and the person who pitched the idea to PBS. The … [Read more...] about PBS airs ‘The Dictator’s Playbook’; Out There at the Walker
Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Inquirer Published 4:01 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 “The Outlaw King” picks up Scotland where “Braveheart” left off, and though we get more history, it arrives without the same … visceral impact. Apologies to William Wallace, last seen meeting an unpleasant fate at the end of Mel Gibson’s rousing and Oscar-winning account of the Scots rebellion. Wallace was drawn and quartered by the British, and one of his appendages makes a brief appearance at the outset of “The Outlaw King.” It’s paraded through the streets of a village while British soldiers do a kind of 13th-Century end-zone dance. A bitter mob of Scots, meanwhile, riots in protest. Among them is Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine), a Wallace sympathizer and potential heir to Scotland’s unoccupied throne, who has made a reluctant peace with Britain’s King Edward I (Stephan Dillane), but who is moved by this display of brutality to reconsider his … [Read more...] about Chris Pine underwhelms in ‘The Outlaw King’
IN NOVEMBER 1605 Guy Fawkes and a group of others plotted to assassinate King James I of England - also known as James VI of Scotland. Their failed attempt is remembered as Bonfire Night every year - but who was James I? Here is everything we know. Who was James VI and I? James was born on June 19 1566 at Edinburgh Castle. He was the only son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her second husband, Henry Stuart, also known as Lord Darnley. Both Mary and Darnley were great-grandchildren of Henry VII of England and therefore related to his daughter Queen Elizabeth I. When did he become king of England? Elizabeth I was the last of Henry VIII's descendants, and James was seen as her most likely heir. Elizabeth died in the early hours of 24 March 1603 and James was proclaimed king in London later the same day. His coronation took place on 25 July, with elaborate allegories provided by dramatic poets such as Thomas Dekker and Ben Jonson. How … [Read more...] about Who was James I, when was he king of England, how many assassination attempts were made on him and how did he die?